The automotive industry is one of those industries that is globally dominated by male workforce. Its subdomains like manufacturing, transportation and services rarely employ female professionals, however, sales and marketing may have some of them.
Indian automotive industry observes the same employment patterns. Until recent years, not only women found it challenging to take up job roles in this industry, employers were also observed to be a bit hesitant to hire them. Reasons include:
Therefore, though the auto industry is one of the largest employers in the private sector, only 1% of the female workforce showed interest in joining it. However, with technological advancements and gender inclusion in this industry, the percentage of female employees is rising gradually. Recruiters are also working in the direction of making the work-environment women-friendly and are showing interest in hiring more female staff. The reasons for this shift in employment patterns are:
Due to this, industry giants like Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Eicher Motors, Hero MotoCorp and Bajaj Auto are taking up commendable initiatives to accelerate gender inclusion. A remarkable example of such initiatives is one of the engine assembly lines at Royal Enfield, which is run entirely by a female workforce of around 140 professionals.
If you are also keen to join the industry as a certified employee but do not know how and from where to start, you may consult the experts at ASDC (Automotive Skills Development Council). ASDC is a government-recognised organisation whose one of the prime functions is to train aspirants and assist them in securing a promising job in this industry.
For this purpose, it not only provides short-term skill development courses, and organises recruitment drives. Some of the popular training programmes offered by ASDC include Automotive Sales Training Programmes, Automotive Mechanic Certification Courses, Automotive Service Technician Programmes and many more. Hence, if the automotive industry is your calling, then do not think twice and get started on your dream career path already!